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War Memorial Cross, High Street, Cornforth (Cornforth)

Oblique view of front face of War Memorial Cross, High Street, Cornforth April 2016
Oblique view of front face of War Memorial Cross, High Street, Cornforth April 2016

Closer in oblique view of front face of War Memorial Cross, High Street, Cornforth April 2016
Closer in oblique view of front face of War Memorial Cross, High Street, Cornforth April 2016

Cross of Celtic wheel type on a square column sitting on a tapering squared plinth. The plinth sits on two steps, the upper of which bearing receptacles for flowers at each corner. The whole structure sits on a raised square platform in a grassed area in front of Joseph Hopper Terrace. The memorial is dedicated to fallen soldiers from the World Wars, the dedication inscribed on the riser of the top step. First World War names are listed in three columns on the front face of the plinth, listed in two columns on the left and right sides. 1939-45 names are found on an additional sloping tablet at the foot of the cross, listed in three columns. Originally unveiled in 1924, rededicated 1953 (1-2).

Reference number:D49022
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1391990

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cornforth


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